Bishop Ward and Tim Russell discuss the License to Preach school. License to Preach school is for persons who will be serving an appointment in the North Carolina Conference for the first time.
United Methodist Council of Bishops May 7, 2015 The Council of Bishops, meeting in Berlin, affirmed a vision for a missional direction for the next quadrennium which includes partnering with schools to help end poverty, starting new faith communities, building a culture of call, reaching children with life-saving interventions, and equipping congregations with disciple-making processes… Continue Reading→
United Methodist Council of Bishops May 7, 2015 The Council of Bishops issued a pastoral letter on racism to the 12.8 million people of The United Methodist Church affirming the sacredness of all lives and renewing their commitment to work for an anti-racist, pro-humanity church. The action came at the end of the Council’s weeklong meeting… Continue Reading→
Bishop Ward and Gateway District Superintendent, Sam Wynn, have a conversation about the Native American Ministries special offering and the historic contributions of Native American people in the life of The United Methodist Church, particularly in the North Carolina Conference.
Bishop Ward uses the image of the vine and the branches from John 15:5 (this week’s Lectionary Gospel reading) to share some thoughts on the Methodist appointive system.
Bishop Ward comments on Jesus’ observation in the Gospel of John that there are still sheep that are not in the fold. We should be about welcoming all into the flock of the Good Shepherd.
Bishop Ward reminds us of the $1 million Annual Conference goal for Imagine No Malaria and encourages us to be active on World Malaria Day (April 25) raising money to eradicate malaria.
Just as Christ was walking with the men to Emmaus, Bishop Ward reminds us that no matter the situation, the risen Christ never leaves us.
The Lord is risen! He is risen indeed!